The Women of the Hill


About the Production

The Women of the Hill tells the history of the Pittsburgh Hill District through the first-hand stories of a multi-generational group of African American women. Women of the Hill, recognizes the significant impact of women on the political and cultural history of this vibrant community, which is known as the location of August Wilson’s series Century Cycle, examining the African-American experience in each of the ten decades of the 20th century.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks, in collaboration with the cast

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom

Projection Design

Maya Ciarrocchi

Stage Manager

Jason Stinnette

Project Manager

Sara Zatz


Charlene Foggie Barnett, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, Phillis Daniel Lavelle, Marlene Scott Ramsey, Brenda Tate, Norma J. Thompson


August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Commissioned by The Aunt Ester Cycle, a two-week festival of plays, symposia and panels, inaugurating the opening season of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA.